Tonight's Cloudy Sky (Niall Horan Fan Fiction)

A very wise man once said that- when it came to life- you never knew what you were going to get. It's a sort of philosophy for Amelia, who's experienced her fair share of downs and is currently waiting for the ups. And when they finally do come to her... well, what goes up must come back down.


6. We Have A Problem

I stood there, just staring at the pantry.

Was this pathetic of me? Maybe. But whatever- I like food. It wasn't on my list of dreams to become a chef or anything, but I guess it would be cool. But first, I would have to get some actual talent when it came to cooking; I could burn water.

I leaned against the door frame and rested my head on the wall. How could this be real? I was living in an amazing apartment with my four best friends, two of which hadn't arrived yet.

I looked around at the peaceful kitchen and tried my best to remember what it looked like now before we completely destroyed it with our first meal. I sighed and walked back into the living room, where Meredith was on the floor and Ariel was sprawled on the coffee table, both still asleep. I walked over to them and paused, wondering if I should be nice and let them sleep, or get pay back and wake them up. I decided the latter and walked over to the TV. Once I found the remote, I switched it on and the room was filled with sweet music from the classical music channel. I flipped through the guide and found what it said was the "Greatest Hits From the 80's", and I chose it in the hope that it was REALLY loud. The music came blasting through the speakers and Mereith and Ariel jumped up immediately in a panic.

"Oh my God!" Ariel screamed, covering her ears with her hands.

"YOU KILLER OF GOOD DREAMS!" Meredith proclaimed and glared at me.

I slyly placed the remote on the table and backed away. I could see in Meredith's eyes that she wasn't going to let me get away with that very easily. As I predicted, she ran at me with Ariel in tow.

I squealed and sprinted into the kitchen where I grabbed the nearest thing- a whisk. I waved it in front of them as tried to keep my face straight while a smile was teasing on my lips. Meredith fell to the floor and bowed in front of me.

"Oh great one! Oh bearer of Whisks! Forgive us! Purge us of our sins! We know not what we have done!" Meredith spoke in a deep, mocking tone as she continue to huddle on the floor. Ariel laughed and fell to the floor also, mumbling random words to sound like the chant from Finding Nemo.

I grinned as I looked down at them and waved the whisk around like it was a scepter and I was their Queen. This only continued for a couple more seconds until there was the sound of keys jingling in the lock. We all froze and turned towards the front door, waiting.

Slowly, the door is pushed open and I hear the shuffle of feet moving inside along with the creaks of luggage carts. I moved slightly to the left to try and sneak a peak at who is coming in, and all I needed to see before I started run forward was a streak of brown hair.

I sneak up behind Janessa and apologize to her telepathically for what I am about to do.

"FISH FINGERS AND CUSTARD!" I scream into her ear suddenly as she jumps forward. Janessa leans against the cart as she tries to calm down with her hand placed on her heart; she was definitely the calmest one out of us all, with Mattie in second. Janessa was the one who everyone went to when we had problem, whether they were social or educational. She was smart, pretty, nice and fun- any boy would be lucky to have her, but she never accepted dates. She wasn't picky; we've asked her many times why she declines, and she says she's just waiting for the right boy to come and sweep her off her feet. Janessa is what you could call a Hopeless Romantic.

I looked over at her now and I wasn't surprised to see that she wasn't mad. She was actually trying the hold down a laugh herself. She knows that we all love her, but she also knows that she is to one we all love to prank.

I lean against the wall opposite Janessa and slide down, still winded from all the laughing. Then, Mattie walks in with what I presume to be the last of our luggage and places them proudly on the floor. I see her look around for the others and her eyes land on me, then Janessa. I lazily wave to her and raise the whisk that was still in my other hand and wave it around.

"This may be a weird question, but why do you have a whisk?" She glances over to the kitchen. "And are Ariel and Meredith laying on the floor?"

I take a breath and open my mouth to explain, but Mattie raises a hand to cut me off. "You know what? I don't even wanna know."

I laugh and sigh, leaning my head against the wall in exhaustion. I hear Mattie leave to go into the living room and Janessa get up to follow her.

"Amelia, you are needed in here!" I hear Mattie call to me and I groan, knowing that the next time that I was going to be able to rest was going to be in a long time.

Lazily and unwillingly, I stood up and made my way into the living room. I kept my eyes closed, too tired to open them, and I fumbled around. But not yet knowing where everything was placed in the flat, I bumped into boxes and walls every other step I took. After stubbing my toes for the second time, I grudgingly opened my eyes.

It only took a few seconds to get to the living room and I was greeted by the girls. Meredith was sitting on the couch, tapping her feet insesanlty and looking around the room; Ariel was next to her, keeping an ever-watchful eye on Meredith to make sure she didn't do anything rash, but I knew that if Meredith was to do something crazy, Ariel would be behind her laughing. Janessa was slowly walking around the room, looking at random things with her small smile planted on her face still. And Mattie was standing next to the coffee table, glancing at her watch every few seconds.

"Sup, guys?" I asked, throwing myself on the couch opposite Meredith and Ariel.

"We have a problem." Mattie stared at me with a straight face, and I started thinking of all of the bad things we had done that Mattie didn't know about yet. What did she know? I couldn't remember doing anything, but Meredith? Unpredictable.

"A big problem," Meredith added. Her foot was still and she looked serious. This was bad; this was really bad.

"What is it?" I was barely able to speak. Janessa sat down next to me and rested her hand on my knee. I looked down at her hand and then up at her. Was it me? Had they finally realized that I wasn't good enough for them? Were they kicking me out?

"This is a very sensitive subject," Janessa spoke, mostly to me. "The result of this conversation could change our lives- for better or for worse."

Oh god.

"What's the problem?" I asked again.

Meredith took a deep breath and looked me in the eyes.

"We have to choose bedrooms."

"Goodness gracious." I let out a deep sigh of relief and leaned back in the couch. A smile broke through on all of their faces as they looked at me.

"What did you think the problem was?" Ariel joked.

I looked down shyly at my lap. "It's silly."

"Come on!" Meredith begged.

I looked up at them from behind my blond hair that I let fall from behind my ears. "I thought you were kicking me out."


"Are you kidding me? We would never kick you out! We love you, Amelia!" Ariel exclaimed and jumped up. She came over and sat on the couch arm so she could wrap an arm around me.

"So," Mattie interrupted. "Rooms. How do we choose? It has to be a fair and unbiased choice. Any ideas?"

"I say we let the best man win." Meredith stated. We all look at each other, sizing everyone up to see if we could do it. I squinted my eyes and nodded slowly.

"Let's do this poo!" I exclaimed, suddenly changing the mood of the room. They all laughed and smiled, getting up from where they were sitting.


I looked down at the others as I bent down; my left leg was behind me and my right was bent in front of me, my left arm resting on the floor with my right tucked behind my back. I had thrown off my Doc Martin's and jeans jacket and was trying not to flash the others with my dress.

We were now crouched in a line in front of the hallway that lead to the bedrooms. From left to right it was Mattie, Ariel, Janessa, me and Meredith. We had turned on the music channel again and had agreed that when the song ended, we would be off. Suitingly, the song was 'The Final Countdown' by Europe, and it did the job of pumping us up. I knew this song pretty well, and I could tell that the song was about the end in 5...





"GO!" Mattie screamed, and we all scrambled to a start down the hallway. Janessa was shortest, but she was fastest; she went straight to the front of the hallway and practically threw herself into the room to the right.

I sprinted down after everyone and noticed that all the rooms were gone. Mattie got the one at the front left across from Janessa's, Meredith was next to Mattie, and Ariel was across from Meredith and next to Janessa.

I twirled around the hallway, looking for another door.

"Mattie?! Where's the other room?" I yelled. She stuck her head out of her new room and looked at me, confused.

"Um, I have a little map of the flat, I'll go look. It's in my purse." She came out and went to the living room where she had put her purse. Mattie searched through her purse for a couple of seconds before she pulled out a brochure and unfolded it. She scanned it and nodded to herself before she put the paper back and walked back to the hallway.

I followed her and we arrived back in the hallway. I looked around at the door, making sure I hadn't made a mistake and completely missed a room.

Mattie kept walking to the end of the hallway and turned to the right. She stopped and turned to me, gesturing me to go forward. I slowly stepped forward, confused as I came up next to her. I looked to where she was pointing and noticed that the hall had a whole new branch.

"Oh, sorry. I didn't see this." I blushed at Mattie.

"That's okay! I bet no one else saw it, either." She went back to her room and I slowly moved forward, scared of what my room was going to look like.

I knew I was being stupid- it was only a room, right? Right. It's only a room, Amelia, I thought to myself.

I took a shaky breath as I reached the end of the hallway and placed my hand on the door knob. Slowly, I opened the door and braced myself for what was inside. Luckily, it was dark inside and I was able to put this off for a few more seconds. But sadly, this had to happen, and I would rather it be sooner than later.

I ran my hand over the cool wall and found the light switch. I closed my eyes and turned the light on.

I held my breath.

What if this isn't what I imagined? The perfect bedroom that I had planned since I was 7 was going to be hard to match.

My heart beat in my chest as I opened my eyes.

I looked around the room and my heart stopped.

This was my room.

And it was better than I could have ever imagined.


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